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Detectives investigate suspected mass overdose at private school

Mobile phones are seized and crime scenes established as detectives investigate whether school students who suffered suspected drug overdoses on the Gold Coast bought the drugs online. [Read entire story]

Analysis: Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull need to talk about one thing this week: China

Whether it's defence, trade, cyber or regional security, China will be at the centre of Malcolm Turnbull's discussions in Washington, writes political editor Andrew Probyn. [Read entire story]

Emma Freedman joins Fox League team

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NRL 2018: Cowboys stars Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott return for pre-season trial

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Massive bushfire in Hunter Valley could burn for a month

Fire crews are working on strategies to contain a bushfire that has already burnt 7,000 hectares in Putty State Forest and Wollemi National Park in the Hunter Valley. [Read entire story]

Fact check: Was 2017 a record calendar year for jobs growth?

Treasurer Scott Morrison says that 2017 was "the strongest calendar growth in jobs we have seen on record". Is he correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check gets to work on the numbers. [Read entire story]

Mercedes-Benz appoints Publicis Groupe as global creative agency

Mercedes-Benz has appointed Publicis Groupe to handle its creative duties globally. The focus of the pitch was to find an agency which would be able to create a consistent look for the brand throughout multiple countries [Read entire story]

Unlockd CEO Matt Berriman steps down following mental health issues

Matt Berriman, the CEO of Australian start-up Unlockd, has stepped down after revealing he is suffering from mental health issues. Unlockd’s chief operating officer Jane Martino has been annouced as the [Read entire story]

Law changes for business in 2018

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Policies, procedures and processes

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Afternoons Tonight! With James Valentine

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BESPOKEN WORD & ‘I Can Top That!’

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Wall Street wobbles after week’s wild start

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks slipped in choppy trading on Wednesday as technology and energy stocks fell, while investors adjusted to a market with greater volatility following wild swings of the past few sessions. [Read entire story]

Citigroup targets rapid Middle East, Africa growth in 2018

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Citigroup expects 2018 to be its best year for investment banking in the Middle East and Africa in at least a decade, likely led by Saudi Arabia, a senior executive at the U.S. bank said. [Read entire story]

Grown-ish Is the Most Stylish Show on TV: How Michelle Cole Made It Happen

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Kim Kardashian Apparently Forgot to Tell Scott Disick She Was Having a Third Child

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Sydneysiders need to work together to plan growth

The Harbour City will need 725,000 more homes by 2036, according to the Property Council of Australia [Read entire story]

Polkadot Communications appointed to Palmer’s PR account

Beauty brand Palmer’s has appointed Polkadot Communications to handle its public relations account. Polkadot Communications will be tasked with raising awareness of its products range and finding opportunities for [Read entire story]

Trimantium GrowthOps reaches ASX settlement date with no word on whether IPO will hit timetable

The complex merger of independent agencies and tech companies including AJF Partnership and Khemistry into new venture Trimantium GrowthOps has today hit the key deadline for settlement of its ASX share offering, with [Read entire story]

Revitalising the shopping heart of Surry Hills

The City of Sydney is helping make Surry Hills more appealing and liveable with extra space for shops and apartments, and open space for recreation. Council has approved a planning proposal for Surry Hills Shopping [Read entire story]

Home values rise in QLD’s coastal markets

Many cashed-up buyers from Sydney and Melbourne are buying real estate in the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast [Read entire story]

‘DWTS’ Stars Involved In Multi-Car Pileup In Iowa, Officials Confirm Nobody Was Hurt

Officials say a bus carrying the touring cast and crew of "Dancing with the Stars" was involved in a massive pileup during a snow storm in central Iowa, but no one on the bus was seriously hurt. [Read entire story]

Detectives Want To Talk To Robert Wagner Again About The Death Of Natalie Wood

Detectives want to re-interview the 87-year-old widower of Natalie Wood, as new details emerge that could lead authorities to solve the mystery of the actress's death nearly four decades later. [Read entire story]

ARSSS (The Academic Research Social Society of Sydney)

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More affordable and social housing for the inner city

The City of Sydney is selling surplus land for the creation of more affordable housing in Green Square. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said Council had approved the subsidised sale of City-owned land on the southern section of [Read entire story]

TAS Excerpt from the 2018 February Market report

Hobart has maintained its streak as the strongest capital city in Australia in terms of price growth [Read entire story]

SA Excerpt from the 2018 February Market report

Flat prices in the outer ring and a solid performance by premium suburbs define Adelaide’s divided market [Read entire story]

Sydney scavenger hunts

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Analysis: The genes you don’t inherit shape learning and health, too

A new paper describes the idea of "genetic nurture", where parents' genes, even those not passed on to their child, have major effects on kids' health and educational attainment. [Read entire story]

Analysis: Instagram is changing the way we experience art — and that’s a good thing

While it may have a reputation for narcissism, Instagram is being embraced by the art world, with Insta-friendly works and exhibitions. [Read entire story]

Farmers strip off to spread naked truth about mental illness

Photographs of naked Australian farmers on social media are being used to spark conversations about rural mental health and to promote greater interest in farming. [Read entire story]

First BBL07 semi-final: Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes

OK then, here we go. We are at the pointy end of the Big Bash League, with the first semi-final pitting the competition’s most consistent side, the table-topping Perth Scorchers, against one of the [Read entire story]

How should the Australian cricket team rate their summer?

Is the 4-0 Ashes series win all that matters from this Australian international cricket summer, or does the lost One-Day International series to England take the gloss off it? At the end of the first week in January, [Read entire story]

Baker Boy reveals an unlikely fusion of Indigenous roots and Fred Astaire

One night, when Yolngu rapper Baker Boy and his brother were searching through their father's cupboard looking for John Wayne movies, a video cover featuring a glamorous couple caught their eye: Fred Astaire and Ginger [Read entire story]